The new year is just around the corner, and as we collectively celebrate the impending arrival of 2014 Downton Abbey devotees will be looking forward to a look back in time not only with the January 5th debut of season four of the popular series, but also with the unveiling of an exhibition which showcases the styles which have helped the stars flesh out their roles.
Beginning March 1, 2014, a walk through the doors of the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library in Winterhur, Delaware will be a virtual stroll through the early decades of the last century as visitors view 40 vintage-inspired frocks and accessories that chronicle the fictitious lives of those who dwell under Downton Abbey’s roof.
Greeted by the bell system that chimes at the start of each episode, fans of fashion and Anglophiles will file past wardrobe that has been woven into the public consciousness, including Lady Sybil’s ‘shocking’ haram parts, the dress Lady Mary was wearing when she became betrothed to Matthew, and Lady Edith’s bridal attire for a wedding that was not to be.
On loan by Cosprop, the Costumes of Downton Abbey exhibition will run though January 4, 2015.
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For fans who want a sneak peek at Downton Abbey‘s upcoming fashion statements, Masterpiece offers a look at season four’s costumes and sets:
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